Pauls Toutonghi is a first-generation American whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other periodicals. He’s the author of two novels, a short story collection, and a book-length work of narrative nonfiction, published by Knopf. The film of his book, Dog Gone, was released by Netflix in January 2023. It was the #1 film in the world, on Netflix, for nearly two weeks – reaching #1 in 32 countries. He’s a graduate of Middlebury College and received his MFA and his PhD in English literature from Cornell University.